Have you seen a top fighter as inept at defense as Cotto?

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  1. Conteh'sLeft

    Conteh'sLeft Active Member Full Member

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    The reason why use "inept" is because I've never seen a fighter actually get hit as much trying to avoid punches as Cotto it was as if his timing was messed up , the only fight I see him showing good defense successfully is the the Geale fight where Geale got too predictable with the double jab right hand.

    He was also way too susceptible to getting blinded by a jab and then hit around or under the guard .

    Thoughts?
     
  2. mark ant

    mark ant Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Can you name the fights when he got hit more than other world champs?
     
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  3. Conteh'sLeft

    Conteh'sLeft Active Member Full Member

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    Was a sucker for uppercuts in the first Margarito fight, got beaten like he'd stolen a bike in the Pacman fight, Mayweather unloaded combos on him keeping a stiff arm to obstruct his vision, got schooled by Trout and although he gave good account of himself in the Cinnamon fight he got countered loads.
     
  4. mark ant

    mark ant Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Antonio had hardened gloves and Floyd got hit by Cotto a lot in that fight too, he did well v Manny in the first few rounds of that fight.
     
  5. Quick Cash

    Quick Cash Active Member Full Member

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    I think Trinidad's defense was just as bad if not worse.
     
  6. Young Terror

    Young Terror ★ Griselda ★ Full Member

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    Cottos defense was decent theres much worse fighters when it comes to defense than him and i dont like Cotto i thought he was a diva and always looked miserable, took himself way too seriously.
     
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  7. BitPlayerVesti

    BitPlayerVesti Boxing Hagiographer Full Member

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  8. mrkoolkevin

    mrkoolkevin Never wrestle with pigs or argue with fools Full Member

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    Max Baer, for starters.
     
  9. George Crowcroft

    George Crowcroft 'Snarky Little Gobshite' - IntentionalButt Full Member

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    Cotto wouldn't even be in the bottom thirty.
     
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  10. ChrisJS

    ChrisJS Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Danny López was a better fighter than Cotto and his defense was far worse.
     
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  11. mark ant

    mark ant Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Eubank Sr had a far worse defense he was always getting hit in his world title fights.